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- Nearly 60% of Shirley Miller Scholarships Awarded to Georgia Southern University StudentsThe Zell Miller Foundation recently announced it awarded $50,000 in Shirley Miller Scholarships for the Spring 2021 semester to 127 HOPE Scholars at 13 public colleges and universities across Georgia. Of those 127 scholarships, 73 of them were awarded to Georgia Southern students, the most of any institution.
- Renowned educational theorist, teacher educator to lead Georgia Southern 2021 Fries LectureGloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., renowned pedagogical theorist, teacher educator and author, will present the 2021 Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture, hosted by Georgia Southern University’s College of Education. The lecture will take place virtually via Zoom on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
- Georgia Southern realizes goal of new Engineering and Research Building to equip students, researchers and industryGeorgia Southern has officially opened its new Engineering and Research Building for students and researchers, a facility that will serve as the epicenter for engineering excellence and innovation in southeast Georgia. The building is designed to facilitate academic and institutional partnerships, inspire creative engineering and accelerate academic success for students in the College of Engineering and Computing. Through the instructional research labs and academic spaces that bridge theory and practice, students will be prepared to solve today’s challenges and to make tomorrow’s discoveries.
- Virtual Industry Expo a big success for Georgia Southern University engineering and computing studentsThe Allen. E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Southern University is hailing the success of its first-ever Industry Expo, which was held on Dec. 3. The event was envisioned to be held in person, but was hosted online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Industry Expo showcases the research and design projects of senior students in computer science, information technology, construction management and five engineering disciplines.
- Energy grant provides Effingham school opportunity to study smart home technologyWhat does a teenager know about energy usage and costs in their homes? That is one of the questions that Georgia Southern University’s Kania Greer, Ed.D., will ask local students with a new grant-funded program in Effingham County. Greer, coordinator of the College of Education’s Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from energy company Constellation, an Exelon company, for a partnership with the Effingham College and Career Academy and the Effingham County Schools STEM Program.
- Approximately 2,100 degrees conferred during Georgia Southern’s 2020 Fall Commencement ceremoniesThis week, approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses received associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees in five Fall 2020 Commencement ceremonies.
- Georgia Southern professor receives University System of Georgia Hall of Fame Faculty AwardAssociate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Arpita Saha, Ph.D., was chosen unanimously as the winner of the 2021 Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for the University System of Georgia.
- Mechanical engineering graduate is ready for dutyCamille Phillips has an aptitude for math, especially calculus. She first discovered her passion for complex applications when she was in high school. Encouraged by her high school calculus teacher to study engineering in college, Phillips gave it a try. This week, she will walk across the commencement stage at Georgia Southern University for her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.